DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 10:22

Vulnerable Rep. Don Bacon Shares Blame For Continued Attack on Women’s Freedoms and Threat To Abortion Rights

Today, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy - which could unravel the constitutional right to abortion guaranteed by Roe v. Wade.

Should this extreme law be upheld, 26 states could move to ban the right to abortion, and individuals across the country could have 50 years of precedent and constitutionally-secured rights stripped away from them.

This Mississippi law is just one of the latest challenges to a woman's right to make her own decision about her body. Vulnerable Rep. Don Bacon shares the blame for these repeated attacks on women's freedoms and health care - and his extreme anti-choice record proves it.

  • In July, Bacon signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite the fact 77% of the American people support keeping Roe in place.

  • Bacon backed the draconian Texas abortion ban that all but eliminates access to safe, legal abortion in the state and puts a bounty on anyone who tries to help women seek care.

DCCC Spokesperson Johanna Warshaw
"As the Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments on a case that could decide the fate of Roe v. Wade, Nebraskans are reminded that Rep. Don Bacon is all too happy to further the radical crusade to outlaw all abortion in the United States. Make no mistake - Bacon is just another politician trying to control women's freedoms and take away their constitutional right to make their own health care decisions."